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Red Wings may face fine for 'breaking curfew'

Apr 29, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

Strange story out of San Jose: it seems that the Detroit Red Wings came into town too late and might face a fine for breaking curfew. Anytime you can refer to a team that features Nicklas Lidstrom (a 40-year-old man) as “breaking curfew,” you just have to do it. TSN has the story.

The Mercury news is reporting that the Detroit Red Wings’ DC-9 jet landed in San Jose at 12:19am, some 49 minutes after the 11:30pm curfew at Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport.

The Wings are now facing a possible $2,500 fine for breaking the curfew after they flew directly to San Jose from Phoenix after their Game 7 victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday.

“Our practice is to send a notice to the operator that gives them 10 days to respond with information that we need to make a determination whether there’s been a violation,” David Vossbrink, spokesman for the airport told the Mercury News. “We sent that letter today.”

When contacted by the Mercury News, a spokesperson for the Red Wings said that he was unaware of any violation.

  1. TracyJean - Apr 29, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    The curfew in San Jose is not news. The Dallas Stars got caught by it back in December. They had a game on Dec 11th that went 11 rounds in the shootout and then the team had to be in LA for the second game of a back-to-back the following day. If I recall, they missed curfew by about 15 minutes, but I don’t remember hearing anything about a fine. San Jose, who also had to travel that night after the marathon to get to Phoenix for the second game of their back-to-back, presumably used one of their “get out of curfew free” passes.

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